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Lemon Shark
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Negaprion brevirostris
Family Name:
Carcharhinidae
Size:
8-10 feet (2.45-3.1 m)
Weight:
exceeding 200 pnds
Color:
yellow/brown or olive gray coloration on the dorsal surface and a lighter yellowish color on the undersides.
Life Span:
20 yrs
Diet:
mostly fish (including other sharks), but will also eats mollusks and crustaceans.
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Lemon Shark

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Lemon Shark Description
  The lemon shark's back is deep yellow (giving it its name); its belly is off-white. It is used extensively in scientific research since it does well in captivity. It is requiem shark that is fairly common along the southeast coast of the USA.
 
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